- File Size: 1126 KB
- Print Length: 434 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0345538412
- Publisher: Ballantine Books (January 29, 2013)
- Sold by: Random House Digital, Inc.
New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart presents a
captivating contemporary romance novel in the tradition of Robyn Carr, Susan
Mallery, and Barbara Freethy.
As the only child of a wealthy investment manager, Ellie Chapman has never known anything besides a life of perfect privilege. But her years of good fortune come to an abrupt end when her
father is exposed for swindling billions of dollars from innocent investors in a massive Ponzi scheme. And just like that, Ellie loses everything: money, job, home—even her fiancé, who’s jailed as her father’s partner in crime. With no job prospects on the horizon, no cash, and her family name in tatters, Ellie has only one place to go.
Sleepy St. Dennis, Maryland, is hardly where Ellie intends to stay, however. Keeping her identity a secret, she plans to sell the house her late mother left her in the small town and use the proceeds to move on with her life. Unfortunately, her ticket to a new beginning is in dire need of a
laundry list of pricey improvements, many of which she’ll have to do herself. And until the house on Bay View Road is fit to be sold, the sole place Ellie will be traveling is the hardware store. But as the many charms of St. Dennis—not to mention Cameron O’Connor, the handsome local contractor who has secrets of his own—begin to work their magic, what begins as a lesson in
do-it-yourself renovations might just end up as Ellie’s very own rejuvenation.
Mariah Stewart is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she lives with her husband and their dogs amid the rolling hills and Amish farms of southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, where she gardens, reads, and enjoys country life.
“The Chesapeake Diaries”, is a series that fans will love reading. Mariah Stewart’s latest book, “The Long Way Home” is her latest book that can be read as a stand alone. I loved reading about this small quaint town!! Mariah Stewart created a gorgeous town, where everyone knows your name and loves you as family. This book focuses on Ellie and her renovations on a home left to her by her deceased aunt. With the renovations, Ellie finds out family secrets and learns more about her own mother with whom she had a distant relationship with.
There is a sweet love story, of course, which I loved did not include anything too raunchy or inappropriate. If the reader has followed the series, there will be lots of great updates from certain people in St. Dennis that appeared in other books. It’s a slow read because there are a lot of characters to get acclimated too, however the plot does move along well. Overall, it was a good read and is a fantastic series to immerse oneself in!
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Giveaway ends March February 15, 2013
Mariah Stewart’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, November 26th: Literally Jen – Home for the Summer review
Sunday, December 30th: Reviews from the Heart – Home for the Summer review
Monday, January 28th: Reviews from the Heart
Tuesday, January 29th: Novel Reaction
Wednesday, January 30th: A Cozy Reader’s Corner
Thursday, January 31st: I Am A Reader, Not A Writer – Q&A
Monday, February 4th: Books in the Burbs
Tuesday, February 5th: Literally Jen
Wednesday, February 6th: Reviews by Molly
Wednesday, February 6th: Romancing the Book - guest post
Thursday, February 7th: Joyfully Retired
Friday, February 8th: Romancing the Book
Monday, February 11th: Seaside Book Nook
Tuesday, February 12th: I’m Booking It
Wednesday, February 13th: Lesa’s Book Critiques
Thursday, February 14th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Friday, February 15th: Kelly’s Lucky You
Monday, February 18th: Adventures of an Intrepid Reader
Tuesday, February 19th: Good Girl Gone Redneck
Wednesday, February 20th: Life in the Thumb
Thursday, February 21st: Booked on a Feeling
Monday, February 25th: From the TBR Pile
Tuesday, February 26th: From L.A. to LA
Wednesday, February 27th: Mom in Love with Fiction
Thursday, February 28th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Friday, March 1st: The Book Pushers
- Book Review: Home for the Summer (The Chesapeake Diaries #5) by Mariah Stewart (literallyjen.com)
- Fairy Tale Fail Review by Mina V. Esguerra (+Giveaway!) (stepintothecruz.wordpress.com)